Tomato and thyme baked cod

This is one of the best weeknight recipes I’ve found. It’s quick, delicious, healthy, and doesn’t actually need any fresh ingredients (and this is a good thing when you get home in the evening, after a long day, and realise you don’t have any fresh ingredients in the house!) It’s also very flexible (you can…

Piri piri chicken

This is really delicious and pretty healthy. You can vary the amount of chilli and therefore temper the piri piri-ness, but it’s great for a weeknight meal to blow the cobwebs away! The initial idea is from Jamie Oliver’s 30 Minute Meals – and took me about 45 mins to cook even when leaving out some…

Pyrenees chicken

This is a great dish if you’ve got lots of people to feed and also it’s super versatile and will go with lots of different sides. The recipe I followed was from Movida which is a Spanish food cookbook, which I confess I don’t use as often as I should due to the amount of preparation usually…

Posh-ish fish pie

This ranks highly in the all important ‘quick to prepare’ category, and, as the first fish pie I’ve ever made, amazed me in how easy it was to make – essentially having only three parts (potato topping + fish + leek and prawn filling). I always thought fish pies were complicated things with clever sauces…

Hearty chicken, lemon and asparagus cassoulet

This comes from the Leon cookbook and is mentioned in the context of summer, but personally I think this goes even better with autumn and winter. It tastes healthy and wholesome but at the same time has loads of flavour and if you’re especially hungry, you could always bulk it up with some fresh bread,…